Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates Says Tried to Ban Netanyahu From White House
Bloomberg – The relationship between former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and the government of Israel is a complicated one (as I reported in this post). But Gates’s feelings about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu are simple — and not flattering.
Gates’s new book, “Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War,” is filled with extraordinary observations on a range of subjects (he has surprisingly strong and developed views about Bolivia), but I thought I would highlight his apparent loathing for Netanyahu, whom he first met when he was a deputy national security adviser to President George H.W. Bush and Netanyahu was Israel’s deputy foreign minister.